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Friday, July 29, 2022

New York Yankees To Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 80th Birthday With Jerry Garcia Night

The New York Yankees will celebrate Jerry Garcia‘s 80th birthday with a special Jerry Garcia Bobblehead Night on Monday, August 1st, when the Yankees face off against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium.

The first 1,000 fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket will receive an exclusive New York Yankees Jerry Garcia bobblehead, and a portion of every ticket sold will support the Grateful Dead‘s nonprofit, Rex Foundation.

August 1 marks the start of the “Days Between”, the period between Jerry Garcia’s birthday and his death on August 9.

NattyBoh Posted: July 29, 2022 at 12:15 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bobblehead, grateful dead, jerry garcia, yankeees

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   1. Anonymous Observer Posted: July 29, 2022 at 01:48 PM (#6088887)
I'm still waiting for Jon Voight day and snow tire day.

AO
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: July 29, 2022 at 02:41 PM (#6088892)
That does seem like a good day to celebrate it.
   3. Adam Starblind Posted: July 29, 2022 at 03:11 PM (#6088894)
If you’re 19.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 29, 2022 at 05:05 PM (#6088903)
Have they done a Costanza bobblehead yet?
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 29, 2022 at 05:44 PM (#6088905)
August 1 marks the start of the “Days Between”, the period between Jerry Garcia’s birthday and his death on August 9.

I've never heard of such a think. Why would anyone recognize that? Just b/c they're close to each other?
   6. The Mighty Quintana Posted: July 29, 2022 at 05:54 PM (#6088906)
What's the connection the Yankees? Wasn't he a Giants fan...I could see a Joey Ramone or Gene Simmons bobblehead, at least that makes geographic sense.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: July 29, 2022 at 06:06 PM (#6088907)
I understand many investment bankers with season tickets in suites have ordered tailor-made, tye-dyed, three-piece suits, so that should enliven the evening (if they ever leave the confines of the suite).

nothing says, "peace" "love" and "groovy" like the moat at New Yankee Stadium separating the swells from the unwashed.

:)
   8. NattyBoh Posted: July 29, 2022 at 07:22 PM (#6088913)
August 1 marks the start of the “Days Between”, the period between Jerry Garcia’s birthday and his death on August 9.

I've never heard of such a think. Why would anyone recognize that? Just b/c they're close to each other?


You're not much of a Deadhead, are you?
   9. NattyBoh Posted: July 29, 2022 at 08:04 PM (#6088917)
I understand many investment bankers with season tickets in suites have ordered tailor-made, tye-dyed, three-piece suits, so that should enliven the evening (if they ever leave the confines of the suite).


There's an exclusive networking group for Deadheads in the NYC metro area; limited membership, approval required, $300 annual membership fee. It has a fair number of Wall Street types.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 30, 2022 at 12:41 AM (#6088951)
There's an exclusive networking group for Deadheads in the NYC metro area; limited membership, approval required, $300 annual membership fee. It has a fair number of Wall Street types.


All the things Jerry and the dead stood for!

If that is real it sounds like the wankiest of all wanks.
   11. The Honorable Ardo Posted: July 30, 2022 at 02:57 AM (#6088960)
Hmm, in orthodox Christianity we also have the "Days Between". We just call it Lent.
   12. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: July 30, 2022 at 06:33 AM (#6088965)
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and dark of night, and if you go, no one can follow, that path is for your steps alone.
   13. McCoy Posted: July 30, 2022 at 08:07 AM (#6088967)
Re 10 don't know if that is sarcasm but Jerry and the Dead themselves some money.
   14. The Duke Posted: July 30, 2022 at 11:31 AM (#6088979)
I find the days between shtick a bit morbid. In baseball terms the deadheads are trying to do too much

As a card carrying deadhead, they have a huge following among the libertarian right of the political spectrum even today.

Their enduring fanbase is quite amazing. Due in no small part to over 2000 live recordings of their material out there. The Dead brain trust issues a subscription service to four live recordings a year and that's been going on for 20 years. They've issued something like 80 archival releases just in that series of releases.

In addition to that they have one or two other boxed sets released each year. There's probably another 150-200 shows releases in This format. Almost all of them sell out immediately. They are so popular that real gone records is re-issuing them all and those re-issues also sell out.

This all happens even though ALL the same music is available free on internet archive and re-listen.

John Mayer now spends a good portion of his time playing the Jerry Garcia role in Dead and Co each year with three of the remaining members.
Most baseball teams have Grateful Dead night once a year.

The lives of the Dead and every day of their existence is mined endlessly on blogs and in books. There is almost nothing that doesn't get researched in Grateful Dead land

And if you really want to understand the hippiedom that is the Grateful Dead, go listen to the Big Steve Hour on Sirius 23 Dead channel. Steve Parrish was a roadie for both the Dead and The Jerry Garcia band for 25 years. He tells stories each week that are an amazing window into the band the hippie counter-culture movement. I dare you to listen and not smile and laugh at least once every hour. He's an American original.

   15. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 31, 2022 at 05:22 PM (#6089098)
Seen on a Deadhead's van, circa 1985: "Who are the Grateful Dead and why are they following me?"
   16. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: July 31, 2022 at 06:26 PM (#6089113)
I dare you to listen and not smile and laugh at least once every hour.


That's not a very good ratio.

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